Date registered: Mar 2014
Vehicle: 2008 w221 S550 4Matic 2010 GLK350 4Matic 1981 280CE 1979 450SEL 6.9 1990 300SL
Location: New Jersey
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Spent some time with the car the other day, I don't believe that the seller is correct on the amount of time the car has sat to be honest. The seller is guessing, as it belonged to a now deceased family member, that it hasn't been run since the early 90's but in going through stuff I have a feeling the car has sat for less than 10 years.
Obviously I'm guessing too, but when I looked at the oil, it was wet, viscous, and generally in pretty decent shape. It was also spot on in terms of level. Same is true for the anti-freeze, and brake fluid. Couldn't get eyes on the trans fluid. The piece that threw me was that the windshield washer fluid, although kind of mouldy looking and overall gross.....was just about full too. It was completely obvious to me that no one had touched this car in ages, prior to me opening the hood the other day and someone had prepared for the cars long slumber as the engine was wrapped in a blanket, batter removed cowling plugged accordingly, etc.
The question now is of course what caused it's parking. My guess is going to be the suspension based on the fact that the car is sitting on jack stands, but at this point it's anyone's guess.
I've also agreed to purchase the car. Asking price $500.
I'm sure it's going to be an incredibly expensive adventure, but there was a piece of me that had to throw the dice on this car.